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Google I/O is coming back in May as a virtual event

Google I/O was canceled last year instead of going ahead virtually, due to the obvious COVID-19 pandemic. Other tech companies, such as Apple hosted their events virtually and it was safe to say, Apple’s WWDC in 2020 was very well received, with little time to prepare and the the event they produced was high quality. Now for 2021, Google I/O is returning next month and it’ll be virtual. Google CEO […]

YouTube will be hiding the dislike count from some videos

YouTube will be planning on removing the dislike counter on the bottom of YouTube videos in the near future, as the company begins testing new interface designs. YouTube has shared a concept of that the new interface could look like, which simply removes the number of dislikes a video has, while the thumbs down button still remains – only YouTube creators will be able to see the amount of dislikes […]

YouTube on Apple TV 3rd gen is no longer available

Support for a numbers of apps on the Apple TV 3rd generation have been pulled recently, including HBO and MLB but now as of this week, the official YouTube app for the third generation model has been removed. The second generation Apple TV lost access to YouTube back in 2015. However despite this, AirPlay from a a iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac is still supported. Apple is expected to […]

Google Maps now supports dark mode on Android

Last week, Google started rolling out a proper dark mode for Google Maps on Android. This was announced last week and the feature has been in testing since September, but as of last week the feature is now rolling out to users “soon.” Google is also making some changes to Android Auto, with a split screen dashboard similar to what CarPlay has had since iOS 13, but only cars with […]

Apple TV app launches on latest Google Chromecast

Today Google has announced that the latest Chromecast model, Chromecast with Google TV now supports the Apple TV app which gives access to Apple TV+ content, iTunes movies and shows as well as Apple TV channels. Over the past year, Apple has been expanding support of the Apple TV to various models of smart TVs, Roku devices, games consoles and Amazon Fire TV devices. The news that the Apple TV […]

Xbox One now handles YouTube HDR videos

On the last gen Xbox One S and One X, YouTube in HDR is now supported, this also adds support for the new Xbox models, if you have managed to snag one. This isn’t the first time any HDR content has been supported on the Xbox One, for a long time Netflix and Prime Video have supported. YouTube in HDR on Xbox is something that has been talked about by […]

Google says new Nest cameras will launch this year

Google has said the range of Nest cameras will be expanded in 2021, saying “Nest will keep investing in new innovations” and that we will see a “new lineup of security cameras for 2021.” This news comes after the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has stopped being available. So far Google is selling the Nest Cam IQ Indoor version as well as the Nest Cam Indoor and the Nest Cam Outdoor, […]

Google Cloud Print is being shut down tomorow

Last November, we reported that Google is planning on shutting down Cloud Print on the first day of 2021. The service has been around since 2010 and it has been a very convenient (and free) way to print remotely as well as view print jobs online and 2017, Google Cloud Print was the only way to print from Chrome OS. Google Cloud Print will be deprecated in December 2020. Before […]

Here is what caused the Google outage last week

Last Monday, Google had a large scale outage which seemed to have affected nearly all of its services. Multiple issues started at 3:47 am PT / 11:47am BST and affected Workplace apps, Gmail and YouTube as well as other services. However the issue was to do with how Google authenticates its users. Google was in the middle of migrating some of the User ID service to a new storage solution […]